Monday, November 25, 2013

Cook up a Southern Style Holiday Feast

In the South, we've set a high bar for delicious recipes.  In America, the southern states were some of the first to embrace Christmas, which means that holiday recipes have had plenty of time to steep in the glow of southern tradition, being passed down and perfected throughout the generations.  So after speaking with several native southerners at Plantation Resort, we’ve compiled a must-have list of southern dishes to complete your holiday feast.

Fried Turkey: This dangerously delicious dish harks back to the 1930s and has become a must-have for many southern households around the Holidays.  Irresponsibly frying turkeys was the cause for burning down over 500 homes in 1998, but that has not put a damper on the enthusiasm for these deliciously encrusted birds.  With these statistics, we suggest leaving the turkey frying to the experts.  We recommend these grocery stores or restaurants do the work for you. If you simply must try out your new deep fryer, please check out this website for safety precautions.

Corn Pudding: This southern dish stretches back to colonial history.  With their knowledge of corn and other plants, Native Americans saved colonists from starvation.  Colonists brought with them a knowledge of the old British “custard pudding” and somewhere along the way, they combined their love of custard pudding and corn to make what is today known as corn pudding.

“Mom’s Corn Pudding”
1 can corn
¼ cup sugar
1 egg
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons flour
2-3 pats of butter on top
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the ingredients together and pour into oven-safe dish.  Cook about 20 minutes or until the mixture is brown and thick.

Collard Greens: Southerners like collard greens so much that in 2011, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill to make collard greens the state vegetable.  Many have said that slaves brought collard greens to America, but the Gullah O'oman museum in Pawleys Island asserts that greens were here before the slaves set foot on American soil.  They did, however, bring the recipes for greens that would be passed down the generations until we have the beloved dish that you'll find at your favorite southern holiday feast today.  At New Years, it’s traditionally good luck to eat collard greens with black-eyed peas and pork.  Southerners love their greens.  If you'd like to see why, try this delicious recipe.

“Dave's Delicious Collards”

8 oz bacon chopped
½ cup chicken broth
1 clove minced garlic
1 red bell pepper diced
1-2 bunches of collard greens, stems and veins removed, washed and chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper

Strip the greens from their stem, pulling at the leafy part between the veins in order to keep off as many veins as possible.  Cook the Bacon until grease is rendered and bacon is crispy. Set the bacon aside and add vinegar, chicken broth,  red bell pepper, onion and garlic to the grease.  Sauté and add greens.  Add salt and pepper.  This is also where you add the crushed red pepper flakes if you want a kick.  Cook until greens are tender but still bright green for about 4-5 minutes.  Toss with the set aside bacon and serve.

Pecan Pie: The true southern way to pronounce this delicious dish is "pee-can" pie.  The origins of pecan pie are rather murky, but the southern love for these pies is undeniable.  Some people trace the dessert back to the French settlers in Louisiana and others assert that the popularity of pecan pie coincided with the advent of the Karo company.  Certainly many (if not most) recipes call for Karo syrup but some people have strong opinions against using too much Karo in their pies.  With or without Karo if you’re eating Thanksgiving in the South you’ll likely see this pie on the dessert table.

“Michon’s Pecan Pie”

½ cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
3 eggs
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
Cook syrup and sugar until mixture thickens. Beat eggs and slowly add hot syrup to eggs. Beat constantly. Add butter, vanilla and nuts. Pour into unbaked shell. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 300 and bake 35 minutes. May serve with or without a whipped topping.

Sweet Potato Pie: This delicious dessert is rooted in African American history.  Africans enjoyed “oyame” (or yams) as a staple of their diet.  When slaves in America were introduced to pumpkin pie by the British, it was a short step to creating a delectable pie made of sweet potatoes.  Today, the dessert has become an icon of southern holiday feasts.

“Traditional Sweet Potato Pie”1 ½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups canned or cooked sweet potatoes
1 cup cream (or sweet milk)
1 cup orange juice
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
3 eggs
Mix all ingredients well.  Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake 10 minutes at 450 degrees.  Reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake for 50 minutes or until done.

Best Pie Crust1 cup flour
1 stick margarine
¼ cup water
Blend ingredients.  Roll very thin.  Makes three 1” shells.

Pound Cake: Originally, pound cake earned its name from the fact that, to make it, you needed a pound of each of the four ingredients—flour, sugar, eggs and butter.  Luckily for your waistline, the recipe has been altered over the years and is much lighter, but it still holds its own in the taste department.  It would have to taste good to be considered delicious enough for a southern dessert table.

“Melissa’s Pound Cake”½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3 cups of sugar
5 eggs
3 cups of cake flour
1 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of lemon extract
Special equipment:  a 10-inch bundt pan, greased and flouredIn a large bowl, using a mixer, combine the butter and sugar until creamy.  Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each egg addition.  Add the flour and milk alternately, beginning and ending with the flour.  Stir in the lemon extract.  Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.Place the pan in a cold oven and heat oven to 325 degrees F.  Bake cake for 1 hour.  Increase the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes more.

NOTE:  DO NOT open the oven door while baking.

Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool further.

We hope you enjoy these traditional southern dishes.  Let us know if any of them will make it onto your plate this holiday season.  Maybe they will even become a beloved holiday tradition for you and your family.  Wherever you're from or whatever you put on your plate, Plantation Resort wishes you very happy holidays.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Attention All Shoppers - Myrtle Beach Black Friday Events!












Black Friday Shopping Is Better Than Ever in Myrtle Beach!

Calling all shoppers!  Thanksgiving is fast approaching and for those of us who love (or live) to shop, our favorite time is here—Black Friday!
Ready to plan your Black Friday shopping spree?  Let us help!  Here is a schedule of some of the most popular shops who are opening their doors for Black Friday or Brown Thursday (Thanksgiving Day).  Click on the name of the store for directions from Plantation Resort or, to really help you plan your shopping, see our interactive map at the bottom of this post.
Stores opening for Brown Thursday have their opening time listed in brown.

Myrtle Beach Area Malls
• Coastal Grand Mall
2000 Coastal Grand Cir.
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 5 a.m. Friday, November 29
(with select stores opening at midnight)

The Coastal Grand Mall is the second largest shopping mall in South Carolina with over 1 million square feet of retail space.  For Black Friday, Plantation Resort Shuttle Buses will be making trips to the Coastal Grand Mall to help our guests take advantage of the great holiday savings.  Shuttles leave from the Resort at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with return trips at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

• Barefoot Landing
4898 Hwy 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 10 a.m. Friday, November 29

• Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Cir.
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 6 a.m. Friday, November 29
Several of the stores here will be opening their doors very early for Black Friday, with Tsunami Surf Shop and Victoria's Secret opening at 6am, but others are opening early as well: Claire's, Starbucks, and more.
10125 Hwy 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC
OPENS: 12 a.m. Friday, November 29

• Tanger Outlet Center – Highway 17
10835 Kings Road
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 10 p.m. Thursday, November 28

• Tanger Outlet Center – Highway 501
4635 Factory Stores Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 10 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Of the two Tanger Outlet Centers, the one located on Highway 501 is the shortest drive from Plantation Resort. Their stores open at midnight for Black Friday.  For more information on holiday hours, click here.

Myrtle Beach Stores
• Best Buy
1145 Oak Forest Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 6 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Tickets will be handed for Thursday night Doorbuster Deals up to two hours before opening so make sure you get there early for the best deals on your electronics.  Everything from 65' LED HDTV's, iPads, smartphones, computers, tablets, DVD's and Blu-ray discs will be on sale!  See their ad here for more details.

• Costco
1021 Oak Forest Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS:  9 a.m. Friday, November 29
Costco's prices are hard to beat any day of the year.  That is exactly what makes their Black Friday sales a must for Costco members.  Get a sneak peek of their deals here.

• H.H. Gregg
550 Seaboard Street
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 10 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Stop by for up to 40% off appliances, electronics, furniture and more.  There are plenty of great deals on a wide selection of TV's, computers, sound systems, cameras, and household appliances.  Click here to see their detailed ad.

• Home Depot
951 Oak Forest Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 5 a.m. Friday, November 29
Save up to an extra $500 on a number of household appliances.  See their ad here for details.

• JC Penney
1800 Coastal Grand Cir.
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 8 p.m. Thursday, November 28
They have yet to publish details about their Black Friday sales, but you are sure to get amazing deals on your favorite brands. Check back here regularly and keep an eye out for this year's best sales.

• Kohl's
8646 U.S. 17 Bypass
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 8 p.m. Thursday, November 28
In addition to over 500 Black Friday deals, you can earn $15 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent from November 26 - December 1. Click here for a preview of their Black Friday sales.

• Kmart
1403 N. Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 6 a.m. Thursday, November 28; 7 p.m. Thursday, November 28; 6 a.m. Friday, November 29
Kmart has divided their sales into Thanksgiving morning, Thanksgiving night and Black Friday morning doorbusters.  Among the three, they have great discounts on electronics, toys, clothes, furniture, household items, jewelry and much more.  For specifics, see their ads for Thanksgiving morning, Thanksgiving night and Black Friday morning.

• Lowe's
1160 Seaboard St
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 5 a.m. Friday, November 29
Lowe's is offering discounts on a number of power tools, furniture sets and household appliances.  See their ad for details.

• Officemax
1105 Seaboard St.
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 8 p.m. Thursday, November 28
OfficeMax is a great place to find deals on computers, printers, smartphones, tablets and a wide variety of office supplies. Click here for a sneak peak at their doorbuster deals.

• PetSmart
1391 S Commons Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 7 a.m. Friday, November 29
Don't forget to spoil your pets this Holiday Season.  PetSmart has some great Holiday deals starting around Thanksgiving.  Click here to see their holiday promotions.

• Sam's Club
1946 Mr. Joe White Ave
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
OPENS: 7 a.m. Friday, November 29
Sam's Club members can get some great deals on TV's, smartphones, tablets, household appliances and more.  Click here to see what they are offering.

1100 Coastal Grand Cir.
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 8 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Sears is offering over 1,000 doorbuster deals covering every department of their store.  There are far too many to list here but follow this link to see their full 64 page ad.

• Target
140 Sayebrook Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS:  9 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Come for the 100's of doorbuster deals on clothes, toys, games, household items, electronics and more.  See a preview of their sales here.

• Toys “R” Us
1100 Seaboard Street
Myrtle Beach, SC
OPENS: 5 p.m. Thursday, November 28
Toys "R" Us is the place to get great deals on a huge selection of toys this holiday season.  Follow this link to sign up for specific alerts on Toys "R" Us Black Friday deals.

• Walmart
2751 Beaver Run Blvd.
Surfside Beach, SC
OPENS:  6 p.m. Thursday, November 28

Always a good place for great deals on Black Friday.  See their ad for more information on deals throughout the store.


We've added this interactive map to give you an idea where each store is and when they open:

Plantation Resort is an excellent place for your shopping headquarters for the Black Friday weekend.  It's close to all of the stores offering the best deals.  So plan your Black Friday shopping experience from the comfort of one of our spacious condos.  After all the excitement of shopping, Plantation Resort is a great place to rest your head and rejuvenate.  Call 1-800-845-5039 for more information about making Plantation Resort your Black Friday HQ.  Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Let Someone Else Do the Serving This Thanksgiving!


Myrtle Beach Restaurants Want You to Join Them for Thanksgiving

Myrtle Beach Restaurants Want You to Join Them for Thanksgiving
Always caught in the kitchen on Thanksgiving?  Are you tired of doing all the serving?  This year, you can be served at one of these excellent restaurants that are opening their doors for you on Thanksgiving. Spend the extra time being extra thankful by enjoying more time with your family!  Here are some restaurants that are within 12 miles of Plantation Resort, but if a little driving doesn't faze you, check out more dining options on this Myrtle Beach blog article.

California Dreaming (3.1 miles, 9 min)
2657 Beaver Run Blvd, Surfside
$18.95/Adults, $9.95/child under 10

California Dreaming will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 12-8 pm Thanksgiving Day. Dishes include oven roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, honey-butter glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, southern cornbread stuffing, homemade giblet gravy, cranberry relish, cornbread muffins, pecan or pumpkin pie plus coffee, tea or soft drink.  Carry out is available.   Reservations are recommended.

Captain George’s (11.2 miles, 21 min)
1401 29th Ave N, Myrtle Beach
$28.99/Adult $15.50/Child 5-12

The buffet will have everything George’s normally has PLUS the Thanksgiving trimmings like turkey, ham, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy, pecan pie, pumpkin pie and bread pudding.  Crab legs and steamed shrimp will also be available for purchase with the feast.No reservations are required, but they ask for parties of 10 or more to call in advance.

Carolina Roadhouse (10.6 miles, 22 min)
4617 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
$18.95/Adult, $9.95/child under 12

Plated meal with turkey and ham, sweet potato soufflé, cornbread stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, slice of pecan or pumpkin pie, non-alcoholic beverage included. Please reserve ahead of time since it usually is full the week before.  Carry out is available.

Damon’s Oceanfront Restaurant (4.6 miles, 9 min)
2985 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
$16.99/Adult, $9.99/child

Plated meal and free second helpings.  Turkey with cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce and pecan or pumpkin pie depending on what you order and a salad. Carry out is available. First come first serve.

K&W Cafeteria (4.8 miles, 11 min)
1255 Tadlock Drive, Murrells Inlet
2001 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
843-448-1669 (5.5 miles, 10 min)
$59.99 Family feast (serves 6-7)
$115 family gathering meal (serves 18-20)

K&W Cafeteria's Thanksgiving special continues this year.  For $7.49 plus tax you'll dine on roast turkey with dressing and cranberry sauce, two vegetables, fresh baked bread, scratch-made dessert and coffee or iced tea. They'll also serve other selections at their regular prices.  You can also order your Thanksgiving feast to-go. You have two options depending on the size of your group. The Family Feast serves up to six people and includes your choice of sliced baked ham or roast turkey with sides. The Family Gathering meal serves 18-20 people.The Family Feast and Family Gathering meals are boxed in aluminum pans and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.

Gulfstream Café (6.3 miles, 13 min)
1536 S. Waccamaw Dr., Garden City Beach
$19.95/Adult, $9.95/child under 9

Gulfsteam Cafe offers a waterfront Thanksgiving special from 12-8 pm Thanksgiving dinner will be $19.95/person or $9.95 for ages 9 and younger and includes oven roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cornbread muffins, cranberry relish and other Gulfstream favorites. Reservations are recommended ASAP though you can reserve up to a day in advance.

Salt Water Creek (6.9 miles, 13 min) 
4660 Hwy. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet
$20/Adult, $12/child

Salt Water Creek in Murrells Inlet welcomes you to their Thanksgiving Day Feast. Adults eat for $20 and children eat for $12. The menu includes slow roasted turkey breast, honey baked spiral ham, sweet potato with pecans, cranberry sauce, homemade bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli cheese casserole, honey glazed carrots, gravy and pecan and pumpkin pies. Regular menu items will also be available. Reservations are suggested ASAP usually fill up quickly like 4 or 5 days ahead.  Offers are available for carry out.

Sticky Fingers (7.7 miles, 14 min) 
2461 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach
$17.99/Adult, $8.99/child ages 4-13, Free/child under 4
$69/Thanksgiving Meal To-go

Sticky Fingers, one of the locals' favorites, will serve a Holiday Buffet on Thanksgiving Day from 12-7 pm The buffet will feature turkey breast, ham, cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sweet potato casserole, peach cobbler, banana pudding and more. The buffet is $17.99 for adults and $8.99 for children ages 4 to 13. Children under 4 eat free. The regular menu will be available. Reservations are strongly recommended. This year Sticky Fingers will also offer Thanksgiving Meal To-Go with a smoked turkey, five quarts of your favorite Southern sides and an apple pie for $69.

Come relax with us as you eat your Thanksgiving feast without worrying about how to cook the turkey.  For more information about a stress-free holiday vacation at Plantation Resort, please call 1-800-845-5039.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It's Easy to Stuff Yourself Without the Work this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner we have some suggestions for places to buy your turkey and all the fixings so that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time relaxing on your vacation.  These Myrtle Beach restaurants and grocery stores have your Thanksgiving needs covered.  To make it easy, we've provided maps from the Resort to each location.  Just click on the address.

Piggly Wiggly122 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach, SC The Pig always comes through for the holidays!  They are more than happy to set you up with all you might need for your Thanksgiving vacation and better yet, they're right next door.  Are you bringing extended family members?  No worries, their meals provide food for between 6 and 8 people.  They even have the Thanksgiving staple of the South—delicious Fried Turkey!  If you're less adventurous, they offer the traditional roasted turkey too.  And the best part is that when you stay with Plantation Resort we can give you a 10% discount off of your purchase.  They simply ask that you please reserve by the 24th of November. You can call them at (843) 232-9814.  Just warm and serve.

·        Fried Turkey Meal—$49.99
Comes with an 11lb. fried turkey,  cornbread dressing,  green beans or yams, cranberry sauce and a dozen dinner rolls.

·        Butterball Roasted Turkey Meal—$49.99
Comes with an 11 lb. Butterball turkey, cornbread dressing, green beans or yams, cranberry sauce and a dozen dinner rolls.

B    BBQ House1205 U.S. 17 Highway, Surfside Beach, SC
Just across the street from Plantation Resort you'll find a delicious option at the BBQ House. This fun restaurant offers 12-15 lb. turkeys that are just calling your name.  For a new twist on the turkey dinner, they smoke it!  They just need to give them at least 48 hours notice by calling (843) 477-1801. You can buy the turkey individually, but you'll surely be tempted by the wide array of side dishes that they offer. 
·        Smoked Turkeys—$32.99

·        Side Dishes
Mac and cheese,  green beans, collards, chips, hush puppies, corn nuggets, mash potatoes, onion rings, fried okra, fried corn on the cob, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and many more!

Dickeys3735 Oleander Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC
Dickey’s has so many options for holiday food that we could write an article just about them.  Instead we've included this link to their website and highlighted the main precooked meals below which feed 12 and come with reheating instructions.  They will be closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas and they need 24 hours notice, so you'll want to call (843) 839-0209 and order your meals by the 26th of November for Thanksgiving and by the 23rd of December for Christmas.

·        Smoked Turkey Complete Holiday Meal—$109.95
Comes with smoked turkey plus cornbread dressing, gravy, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and 12 buttery rolls
·        Cajun-Fried Turkey Complete Holiday Meal—$109.95
Comes with Cajun-fried turkey plus cornbread dressing, gravy, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and 12 buttery rolls.

·        Barbecue Honey Ham Complete Holiday Meal—$109.95
Comes with barbecue honey ham plus cornbread dressing, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and 12 buttery rolls.

·        Spiral Cut Ham Complete Holiday Meal—$109.95
Comes with spiral cut ham plus cornbread dressing, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and 12 buttery rolls.

Bojangles104 Loyola Dr., Surfside Beach, SC
Bojangles has your Thanksgiving fix this holiday season and you can preorder up to the day before Thanksgiving.  Let Bojangles take the danger out of frying your turkey yourself (see video of exploding turkey here).  Simply call (843) 650-8880 and they'll be happy to place your order.
·         Fried Turkey Meal—$39.99
Comes with fried turkey, dirty rice, mac and cheese, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans.

Bi-Lo1610 U.S. 17 Highway, Surfside Beach, SC
You'll love the options that Bi-Lo is cooking up for this holiday season.  They can also help you prepare for a crowd as their meals serve 6-8 people.  They ask that you call (843) 650-4523 at least 48 hours in advance to allow thawing time. The turkeys are fully cooked, but when you bring them home you'll need 2 hours to heat them the rest of the way through.

·        Classic Roasted Butterball Meal—$49.99
Comes with a Butterball turkey, cornbread giblet dressing, apple or pumpkin pie, and 12 dinner rolls.

·        Classic Spiral Ham—$59.99
Comes with a 6-8 lb Carolina Pride ham, sweet potato casserole, apple or pumpkin pie, and 12 dinner rolls.

·        Premium Roasted Butterball Meal—$54.99
Comes with a Butterball turkey, cornbread giblet dressing, broccoli and rice cheese casserole, apple or pumpkin pie and 12 dinner rolls.
Most of these stores are just a few minutes away from Plantation Resort, so call 1-800-845 5039 to come visit us for Thanksgiving and let these stores do all the hard work for you.  Whether you prefer to dine in or dine out, we're in an ideal location for any of your Thanksgiving needs!  Keep an eye out for an upcoming blog about restaurants that are open for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

'Tis the Season for Holiday Shows!

Myrtle Beach is Ringing in the Season with New Holiday Shows

Pirates are hanging their garlands, Palace Theater is decking their halls and Legends is filling the air with Christmas carols.  All of the big entertainment venues in Myrtle Beach have begun their Christmas Schedules.  You'll be sure to catch the holiday spirit during your vacation with these new holiday shows.

Pirates Voyage

Our swashbuckling crew puts a unique twist on Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol as the notorious Captain Scrooge travels through the past, present and future of Buccaneer Bay.  You'll enjoy the same skill and showmanship that you have come to expect from Pirates Voyage but this holiday season you will also experience dancing toys, nativity scenes and lots of Christmas fun!

Palace Theater

Hot Jersey Nights will be adding some holiday classics to their already exciting lineup of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons hits.  Expect such songs as Walk Like a Man, Candy Girl, Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You and Oh What a Night. 

Legends-In Concert

Hear some of your favorite Legends performers as they belt out Christmas classics in addition to the hits you love.  This season welcomes new tribute artists along with your favorites such as Johnny Mathis, Celine Dion, Blues Brothers, Alan Jackson and, of course, Elvis. 

Carolina Opry

Upon entering the theater you’ll be transported to a beautiful winter wonderland with 35 Christmas trees (including a 30 foot tree with 25,000 lights), 75 wreaths, over 5 miles of tree lighting wire, countless ornaments and mounds of snow.  This Christmas Special called, The Christmas Show of the South has much to offer in talent and enthusiasm. They’ve brought in such stars as La Toya London from American Idol, Calvin Gilmore and Rita Gumm. Watch out for the horse-drawn sleigh with real snow!

Alabama Theater

ONE the Show brings you a fantastic mix of traditional and contemporary songs that are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.  This year it's called, "The South’s Grandest Christmas Show" and it has all the song, dance and laughter that you could ask for in a Christmas show.  Comedian Ricky Mokel also helps make this already amazing show even better with his family friendly comedy act.

Reserve your holiday show in advance by calling 1-800-845-5039 up to a week before your check-in to ensure best seating and availability.  We look forward to seeing you at Plantation Resort!